• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Turtle Dove
Pigeons and Doves
Shrubland of the Balkans diorama

Photo of the European Turtle-dove, Streptopelia turtur. It is a medium sized dove abundant almost all around Europe. Together with pigeons doves form the family Columbidae. Τhe migratory European Turtle-doves, have been associated with the spring and autumn seasons, in the Aegean Sea, Greece. Some pairs stay and breed on the biggest islands, like, Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Naxos and Paros, but they probably breed on several other islands, even small ones like Gavdos.